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Prescriber Checkup

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2012

Neurology

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,062Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 8 out of 161

$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 14 out of 161

398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82%Patients 65 Years and Older
21% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
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this specialty
in Missouri
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Schedule Two
Controlled Substances

4% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule two drug, compared to an average of 2%.

Schedule Three
Controlled Substances

7% of this provider’s 398 patients filled at least one prescription for a schedule three drug, compared to an average of 4%.

Risky Drugs to Seniors

0% of this provider’s 4,882 prescriptions for patients 65 and older were for "potentially dangerous" drugs, compared to an average of 2%.

Brand Name Drugs

30% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 24%.

Prescription Price

$176 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $221 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

15 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 10.


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This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state.

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S2

A schedule two drug. More » Schedule two drugs have a high potential for abuse and severe dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

S3

A schedule three drug. More » Schedule three drugs have potential for abuse and dependence, according to the Drug Enforcement Administration.

A

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

R

A risky drug for seniors. More » The American Geriatrics Society has said this drug is "potentially dangerous" for seniors and might be inappropriate.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of
this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled
Including Refills
Prescriptions
to 65+
Category For this Prescriber For All Prescribers in
This Specialty in Missouri
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 991 887 1 1
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 253 229 2 21
CITALOPRAM HBR 252 224 3 15
ENABLEX 209 196 4 69
EXELON 174 174 5 27
PRIMIDONE 171 154 6 9
AZILECT 145 110 7 48
GABAPENTIN 139 115 8 2
COMTAN 136 108 10 9 53
MIDODRINE HCL 134 122 10 80
PROPRANOLOL HCL 124 110 11 24
DONEPEZIL HCL 119 107 12 4
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118 99 13 33
ROPINIROLE HCL 98 74 14 10
CYMBALTA 97 54 15 16
TOPIRAMATE 95 64 16 5
VENLAFAXINE HCL 80 57 17 70
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72 21 S3 18 7
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA-ENTACAPONE 71 65 19 88
LEVETIRACETAM 69 12 20 3
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 65 63 21 85
STALEVO 150 65 52 21 87
STALEVO 125 55 55 10 23 136
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54 53 24 59
LISINOPRIL 54 54 24 99
GALANTAMINE HBR 53 42 26 38
NAMENDA 53 53 26 6
About This Data

ProPublica obtained prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, under the Freedom of Information Act. The data for 2012 includes more than 1.2 billion prescriptions written by nearly 1.5 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists about 382,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. Almost three-fourths went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if 10 or fewer prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • The list of top drugs includes only those for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions, but all prescriptions are counted in the summary totals at the top.
  • The calculation of “Risky Drugs to Seniors” does not include drugs for which a provider wrote 11 or fewer prescriptions because Medicare redacted the information to protect patient privacy.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Dec. 7, 2009.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.